- New to Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa in 2021
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- May the Rugby Coach Please Step Forward
- Gen Z
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- Rugby Idols
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- Spectator Behaviour
- The Team Structure
- Team Safety
- Why You Should Coach Your Kids
- Superstar’s Signature Move
- Chiefs' Success
- Who Would Want to be a Coach?
- Taking an Influential Player Out
- Tradition vs Professionalism
- Injuries Dictate Need for Team Structure
- Rippa Tackle
- Rugby Foundation
- To Play or to Train
- What Happens on Tour
- Follow the Process, not the Emotion
- So Much More learned in Defeat
- Why You Must be a Good Rugby Supporter
- Small Blacks TV
- A Team Charter
- Hey Coach
- You are not the Coach
- Sideline Behaviour
- Choosing Your Squad
- No Trophies
- Same Coaches, Different Teams
- Rugby Nutrition
- Ignore All Statistics
- Who is Benefiting and Who Isn't?
- NZ Rugby Sevens
- End of Season Checklist
- They are Kids, not Pros!
- What are the Duties Required of a Rugby Manager?
- A Player From Another Code
- Playing to Your Own Expectations
- How to Turn Coaching Cliches into Gems of Advice
- How to Tour, Big Time or Small Time
- Interested in Rugby, Sort of, Maybe, Whatever!
- Be Like Dan and Love Your Rugby
- How to Retain Players; and Make Your Team Their Choice
- Do You Know How to APPLAUD?
- Smaller Can Be Better Than Bigger
- How to Deal with Conflict
- Dominate the Rugby Deck with Wrestling and Surfing
Providing a positive environment for everyone to enjoy rugby is at the heart of APPLAUD.
APPLAUD is a New Zealand Rugby initiative to encourage supporters to be good sports at schools and clubs, while also seeking to stamp out anti-social side-line behaviour.
Supporters have a big role to play in encouraging players, referees, coaches and volunteers to have good experiences whether they win, lose or draw.
APPLAUD provides guidelines for schools and clubs to manage situations where supporters become over-enthusiastic and risk spoiling the experience of others involved in rugby/taking part or watching.
One feature of APPLAUD is for fans, parents and whanau to make ten commitments for the good of the game.
By committing to the simple principles of APPLAUD, supporters are contributing to a better rugby experience for everyone.
This initiative gives school and clubs the tools to promote good rugby behaviour and an enjoyable environment for rugby as this is something we can all have an infl uence on.
Commitments for Parents/ Care-givers and Spectators
• lead by example and be a good role model;
• remember players play sport for their enjoyment, not mine;
• respect officials’ and coaches’ decisions – even if I don’t agree;
• respect the efforts of opponents;
• applaud good play and performances by both my team and their opponents;
• give positive comments that motivate and encourage continued effort;
• thank the coaches, offi cials and other volunteers;
• assist when asked by a coach or offi cial;
• respect the rights and dignity of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background; and
• behave appropriately at pre-game and after-match functions.